, Kelvin <kelvin.internet@...> wrote:
> duh... ok... so gears is a plugin...
> so how about this question then... how does YUI rate compared to
what is out
> there in its category?
> thanks and ya... i'm just learning my way around the web again -
> to say the least... !!
To briefly summarize my opinion and what others write in response to
similar questions, here's my recommendation:
- JQuery for (small) in-page stuff and maybe small apps.
- YUI for "real" apps. "real" means "real applications", like those
you'd write in C++ for the desktop.
- Ignore everything else. Maybe GWT deserves a look because of its
different concept, and ExtJS (but I only looked at the demos and
haven't tried actually programming it, and looking at higher level
issues (like maintenance - their code as well as yours based on it).
How I decided when I was in your situation: I found Douglas
Crockford's videos (http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/theater/)
decided that I didn't even need to look at YUI itself - if that guy's
Yahoo's chief JS architect I'd use whatever Yahoo would have come up
with. I trust people more than technology :-) (the latter changes -
depending on what their creators do) I have not been disappointed, and
looking at YUI 3 there are some very interesting designs for solving
real-world app writing - and deployment! - problems.
For me, the core part of the decision is the underlying coding
philosophy, not the widgets.